Charcoal lung. Bronchiolitis obliterans after aspiration of activated charcoal

C. G. Elliott, T. V. Colby, T. M. Kelly, H. G. Hicks

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Abstract

Activated charcoal usually provides effective and safe treatment for drug overdose. We describe a patient who developed bronchiolitis obliterans and respiratory failure following aspiration of activated charcoal. This patient had a markedly reduced vital capacity with roentgenographic evidence of airtrapping. Chest roentgenograms did not demonstrate the large amount of charcoal identified at postmortem examination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)672-674
Number of pages3
JournalChest
Volume96
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Bronchiolitis Obliterans
Charcoal
Lung
Drug Overdose
Vital Capacity
Respiratory Insufficiency
Autopsy
Thorax
Therapeutics

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  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Elliott, C. G., Colby, T. V., Kelly, T. M., & Hicks, H. G. (1989). Charcoal lung. Bronchiolitis obliterans after aspiration of activated charcoal. Chest, 96(3), 672-674.

Charcoal lung. Bronchiolitis obliterans after aspiration of activated charcoal. / Elliott, C. G.; Colby, T. V.; Kelly, T. M.; Hicks, H. G.

In: Chest, Vol. 96, No. 3, 1989, p. 672-674.

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Elliott, CG, Colby, TV, Kelly, TM & Hicks, HG 1989, 'Charcoal lung. Bronchiolitis obliterans after aspiration of activated charcoal', Chest, vol. 96, no. 3, pp. 672-674.
Elliott CG, Colby TV, Kelly TM, Hicks HG. Charcoal lung. Bronchiolitis obliterans after aspiration of activated charcoal. Chest. 1989;96(3):672-674.
Elliott, C. G. ; Colby, T. V. ; Kelly, T. M. ; Hicks, H. G. / Charcoal lung. Bronchiolitis obliterans after aspiration of activated charcoal. In: Chest. 1989 ; Vol. 96, No. 3. pp. 672-674.
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